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Posted: 4/6/2006 1:28:59 PM EDT
I was a little leery of these mags, but I figured for 10 bucks, it was a worthwhile gamble. Has anyone here tried them yet?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 1:54:09 PM EDT
USA MAGS stays in business by selling to folks that are new to firearms and don't yet know not to buy them.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:28:12 PM EDT
Maybe if somebody is paying you $10 to take them.



BTW,I'm not joking.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:48:57 PM EDT
Fill them with cement - they make good door stops
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:07:59 PM EDT
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:10:18 PM EDT
Utter junk.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:57:03 PM EDT
Lots of negative feedback. Can anyone articulate what makes them bad?
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:02:51 PM EDT
shitty welds
not made to spec despite what they say
they will turn your gun into a jammomatic
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:07:15 PM EDT
Stamped "bumps" instead of welded-on locking lugs.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:19:37 PM EDT
NO !
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:24:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GreyGhost:
Maybe if somebody is paying you $10 to take them.



BTW,I'm not joking.



+1

I wouldn't take them for free.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:29:23 PM EDT

Originally Posted By agillig:
Lots of negative feedback. Can anyone articulate what makes them bad?



Everything about them is out of Spec. Steel is too soft, feed lips stretch. Springs are week and wrong type. Followers too soft, often burred and will bind. Locking tab is stamped in to the out of Spec. Mag. body. Will often drop right out of the rifle under recoil. That's if you can get a decent lock.

Numba ten, you no buy.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 4:55:25 PM EDT
+1 to all.

The crappy mags I bought for my CZ-75 years ago wouldn't even fit in the pistol without forcing it...total junk.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:13:43 PM EDT
It's only a good deal if it works.


JR
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 5:28:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/6/2006 5:45:11 PM EDT by SteelonSteel]
they are an excellent tool for training on how to clear jams!!!!!
I've only used their AR and Mini 14 crappy mags. fortunately I didn't own them!!!!
SoS
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 6:41:02 PM EDT
Luckily it was a gunbroker auction, and I've been outbid. I guess some other poor sap will get stuck with them now. After I drive down to AIM Surplus next week to buy a case of Port, I'll give Armalite a call. :)
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 7:09:05 PM EDT
Buy one, strip it and pound a section of wood into the mag itself.....Same goes for a AR15 20 rounders.

You now have a cheap way to solidly mount your M14/M1A or AR15 by inserting the wood filled mag body into a vise and tighten against the cheap mag..........Worth $10.00 to me for this intended purpose

Karsten
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 7:42:23 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/7/2006 7:44:47 AM EDT by Sukebe]

Originally Posted By agillig:
Luckily it was a gunbroker auction, and I've been outbid. I guess some other poor sap will get stuck with them now. After I drive down to AIM Surplus next week to buy a case of Port, I'll give Armalite a call. :)



Here's a link to a guy at amback who has what he claims to be genuine Chi Com M14 Mags. From his description they sound legit. If you are on a budget, the price is right and these are excellent mags. He's in Ohio too. BTW, it's not me and I don't know him. I'm tempted to buy them myself.

www.ambackforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=32441

Also, ammunition store .com still has Taiwanese Type 57 Mags (their M14). These are good Mags as well, or so I'm told.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:09:54 AM EDT
I got a bunch of those turds with a Mini-14 that I bought...most where new in the wrap. Not a damned one of them worked!

USA Mags SUCK!!!
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:14:51 PM EDT
So, I'm guessing you guys don't like 'em huh?
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 8:28:33 PM EDT
Competely junk.
Link Posted: 4/7/2006 9:29:48 PM EDT
The company name should be proof itself that they are junk.
Unreliable
Shitty
Ammunition holder

As everyone else has said, they are garbage.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 6:21:42 AM EDT
Run away! Run away!
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 8:18:52 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Karsten:
...Same goes for a AR15 20 rounders.



??

20-rounders are my favorite mags, I'll take all you've got.
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:12:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Rodent:

Originally Posted By Karsten:
...Same goes for a AR15 20 rounders.



??

20-rounders are my favorite mags, I'll take all you've got.



If I had any 20 round AR15 USA mags you could have them but I never bothered to buy any.

I do have about 30 USGI 20's and another 25 USGI 30's for my AR's though.

Karsten
Link Posted: 4/8/2006 9:13:47 AM EDT
Oops, I thought you were talking about USGI twenties.
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